On Sunday, March 10, as part of the Museum’s Sunday Lecture Series, Chatham resident Barbara Semple gave a talk about the life of her great aunt, Frances Carleton Brastow Amesbury of Rockport, Maine, a sea captain’s wife who spent much of her life on board various vessels during the China trade of the 1800s.
Based on Mrs. Amesbury’s shipboard journals, Ms. Semple has assembled a travelogue highlighting women’s voyages. She will discuss her great aunt’s travels around the world with her husband, Captain Stanley Amesbury, and what their lives were like at sea. Mrs. Amesbury formed close relationships with other sea captains’ wives on board these vessels, and her relationships with these women were an important part of her travels.
On Friday, March 15 the museum hosted our first artists Meet & Greet as part of our Cape Cod: An Artist’s View show. Over 70 people gathered at the museum to hear our featured speakers, Joyce Groemmer, Antonia DaSilva, and Betsy Payne Cook. Each artist was introduced and spoke about themselves, their art and artistic style and what inspires them. The attendees then had a chance to mingle and speak more with the artists. Our next Artist Meet and Greet is Friday, April 5 featuring; Luther Bates, Lauren DiFerdinando, Tom Leach, Donald Stucke and Whitney Wright.
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